Associated Contemporary Therapists
Cardiff, Cardiff, CF243AB
*What is osteopathy?
Generally osteopaths focus on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation primarily of musculoskeletal disorders. Osteopaths are trained to use palpation (a highly-developed sense of touch) to assess the condition of the musculoskeletal system, looking for areas of weakness /imbalance /excessive strain which are then treated to create the perfect condition to facilitate the healing process. Treatments would generally involve soft-tissue massage and stretching, joint mobilisation and (where appropriate) manipulation, followed by gentle exercises to do at home, and postural /lifestyle advice. Treatments are tailor-made for the individual and their current condition, and appropriate techniques are chosen (eg modified for elderly /frail /osteoporotic patients).
*What conditions can osteopathy help with?
ü Back pain
ü Neck pain
ü Spondylitis /Spondylosis
ü Sport /work-related injuries
ü Arthritis /Rheumatism
ü Whiplash injuries
ü Postural /stress-related back, neck and shoulder pain
ü Trapped nerves
ü Joint pain /injuries (cartilage /tendon /ligament)
ü “Frozen shoulder”
ü “Tennis /Golfers elbow”
ü Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
ü Repetitive Strain Injury
ü Headaches /Migraines
ü Plantar Fascitis
ü Pregnancy Care
ü TMJ /Jaw pain
*What should I expect?
The initial consultation usually takes 45mins-1hour during which time your osteopath will:
· Take a full medical case history
· Give you a thorough examination including assessing your posture, gentle movements, orthopaedic and neurological tests, reflexes and blood pressure as necessary
· Discuss with you your diagnosis and treatment options
· Proceed with treatment /refer you for further investigation if necessary
During the consultation your osteopath will fully explain your diagnosis, treatment options /plan, how long expected recovery time is, advise you on appropriate exercises /lifestyle changes /hydrotherapy, and what to expect after treatment.
You can, of course, ask questions at any time throughout your appointments.
Any further treatments required usually take 30-45 minutes, and your condition will be continuously reviewed at each appointment.
*How do I make an appointment?
For any enquiries or to make an appointment, please feel free to contact me any time on:
07817 321 843
or email: email@example.com
If I am with a patient please leave a message with your name and contact telephone number and I will return your call promptly.
Registered Osteopath at:
“Associated Contemporary Therapists”
53 The Parade,
Tel: 07817 321 843
Located on The Parade, close to the city centre and Queen St station, and can be accessed either from Newport Rd (A4161) via West Grove (opposite The Institute for the Blind), or from City Rd (B4261).
· Parking: very reasonably-priced metered parking on The Parade, and adjoining streets, and numerous nearby multi-storey car parks.
· Excellent public transport links: Very close to Queen St station, and bus links. From Queen St Station, walk along Station Terrace towards Dumfries Place and turn right onto Newport Road, under the railway bridge, and cross over at the traffic lights/crossing. Turn left into West Grove, then take the 1st right into The Parade; ACT is the blue building on the corner of The Parade.
Helen Medlicott qualified with an honours degree in Osteopathic Medicine, and diplomas in Osteopathy and Naturopathy, from BCOM (The British College of Osteopathic Medicine) in 2004. She has since completed a post-graduate course in dry-needling from BMAS (British Medical Acupuncture Society).
Since qualifying, Helen has worked in practices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Pontypridd treating patients with hugely varying conditions and ages- from newborn babies with colic, injured rugby players to the elderly with osteoarthritis (and everything in between!). She currently works in A.C.T., Cardiff, alongside two other clinics in Caerphilly and Cardiff.
Helen generally treats patients structurally (ie approaching patients from a musculo-skeletal point of view) which usually involves soft-tissue massage and stretching, joint mobilisation and manipulation where necessary. She will back up the treatment with specific exercises for you to do at home and advice on how to prevent the same problem recurring. Helen incorporates dry-needling (acupuncture) into approximately 30% of her treatments, where necessary, to help speed up recovery time. All treatments are tailor-made for the individual, and the individual’s condition at the time.
Helen is registered with GOsC (General Osteopathic Council) , BOA (British Osteopathic Association) and BMAS (British Medical Acupuncture Society). She is also registered with numerous insurance companies- please contact Helen for details.
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